On the orientational dependence of giant magnetoresistance

C. Blaas, P. Weinberger, L. Szunyogh, J. Kudrnovský, V. Drchal, P. M. Levy, C. Sommers

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The functional dependence of the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) with respect to the relative angle between the orientations of the magnetization in the magnetic slabs of a trilayer system is calculated by using the Kubo-Greenwood formula for electrical transport together with the fully-relativistic spin-polarized screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method for semi-infinite systems and the coherent potential approximation. It is found that the functional dependence of the GMR is essentially of the form (1 - cos φ).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2 1999


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Blaas, C., Weinberger, P., Szunyogh, L., Kudrnovský, J., Drchal, V., Levy, P. M., & Sommers, C. (1999). On the orientational dependence of giant magnetoresistance. European Physical Journal B, 9(2), 245-250. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100510050763